Programs

  • If you were born in 2008, 2009, 2010, or 2011 (ie 13-16 years old in 2024) – you may be eligible to participate in the BC Summer Games in Maple Ridge in July 2024 and compete in Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP, Slalom and Polo. Register Now to find out more at our Free Open House / BC Summer Games TryOut May 24 & 25th

2024 TRY-IT DAYS

We offer all kids the opportunity to explore the world of paddling thru a free 30min experience.

This is a great way to understand what a canoe or kayak can feel like and spark the pleasure of paddling.

These programs are held at the Lake and at the Pool.

  • Value $35. Cost FREE
  • Mandatory Insurance Included
  • All Equipment Provided

Prerequisite:

  • None but basic swimming skills are encouraged
  • One Free Try-It per Child per Year

Dates & Location:

  • West Lake Dates
    • Based on Volunteer Availability – most likely end of July and August
  • If you would like to Volunteer with the club, we can provide basic coaching lessons and other benefits

2024 MEMBERSHIP

All paddlers must be a Club Member – Club Membership primary covers the cost of the mandatory paddling insurance.

information:

  • 2024 Adult Membership $50
  • 2024 Youth Membership $20

Includes:

  • Basic Paddling Insurance
  • Access to Free Events
  • Access to Drop-In Days
  • Access to Member Only Events
  • Access to Club Boats and Equipment
  • For Paddlers 13-16 yrs old, access to the BC Summer Games qualification events and the opportunity to participate in the BC Summer Games

2024 MEMBER DROP-IN

As a member, you are welcome to attend our Members Only Drop-in days and, for a small drop-in fee, use the Club Canoes and Kayaks at West Lake Provincial Park.

information:

  • Cost $10/hr per canoe
  • Cost $5/hr per kayak
  • Club Membership Required
  • All Equipment Included

Prerequisite:

  • Basic paddling skills are required.
  • No supervision or training provided by PGCKC Staff
  • There are no lifeguards at West Lake
  • Youth Members cannot paddle alone – must be with an Adult Member
  • Our canoes can accomodate most youths and adults
  • Our kayaks may not accomodate all youths nor most adults due to the size of the cockpit, width of the seat and length of the boat.

Dates & Location:

  • West Lake Dates
    • Based on Volunteer Availability – most likely one mid-week evening and a Sunday morning.
    • Based on Volunteer Availability – generally a 2 hour window during the week and a 3 hour window on the weekend.
  • If you would like to volunteer with the club, then we can offer more Drop-in Days/Times.

2024 LEARN TO PADDLE LAKE

This 1 hour program introduces kids to paddling in a variety of boats as well as covering basic water and boat safety topics.

Suitable for new paddlers or those who have used a kayak a couple times but with no formal paddle stroke training.

These programs are held at the Lake and the Pool


Adults interested in a Learn to Paddle can connect with Rick Brine from Backwater Paddling

information:

  • Cost $30 per paddler
  • Club Membership Required
  • All Equipment Included

Prerequisite:

  • No previous paddling experience required.
  • Paddlers should be comfortable swimming whilst wearing a lifejacket.
  • Our canoes can accomodate most youths and adults
  • Our kayaks may not accomodate all youths nor most adults due to the size of the cockpit, width of the seat and length of the boat. Details are generally noted in a program description or contact us for specifics.

Dates & Location:

  • West Lake Dates:
    • Based on Volunteer Availability – most likely mid-Week evening.
  • If you would like to Volunteer with the club, we can provide basic coaching lessons and other benefits

2024 DISCOVER KAYAKING POOL (4 x 1 Hour PRACTICES)

Paddlers 6-12 years old looking to develop basic paddling skills and learn some fun water games can Learn to Paddle a Kayak in a Pool environment.

Pools allow paddlers to learn the skills they need before summer comes but are also great for kids who need to increase their confidence in a warm, controlled environment where concerns about water temperature, weeds in the lakes, waves and other new situations can impeed their ability to explore this sport and build the skills they need to be safe.

INFORMATION:

  • Cost $100 per paddler
  • Club Membership Required
  • All Equipment Included
  • Entry to Pool Included

Prerequisite:

  • No previous paddling experience required.
  • Paddlers should be comfortable swimming whilst wearing a lifejacket.
  • Our kayaks may not accomodate all youths nor most adults due to the size of the cockpit, width of the seat and length of the boat. Details are generally noted in a program description or contact us for specifics.

Dates & Location:

  • This program will not be offered at this time due to the lack of Volunteers
  • If you would like to Volunteer with the club, we can provide basic coaching lessons and other benefits

2024 DISCOVER PADDLING LAKE (4 x 1 Hour PRACTICES)

Paddlers 6-12 years old looking to develop basic paddling skills and learn some fun water games can Learn to Paddle a Kayak and Canoe at the Lake.

Paddlers will learn the basic skills that will allow them to control the direction and speed of their watercraft. Additional skills include safely carrying their gear, how to handle a rescue situation (if the paddler falls into the water or the boat flips over), observing weather changes and water conditions, and learning to be confident moving about in a canoe.

INFORMATION:

  • Cost $100 per paddler
  • Club Membership Required
  • All Equipment Included

Prerequisite:

  • No previous paddling experience required.
  • Paddlers should be comfortable swimming whilst wearing a lifejacket.
  • Our kayaks may not accomodate all youths nor most adults due to the size of the cockpit, width of the seat and length of the boat. Details are generally noted in a program description or contact us for specifics.

Dates & Location:

  • This program will not be offered at this time due to the lack of Volunteers
  • If you would like to Volunteer with the club, we can provide basic coaching lessons and other benefits

2024 BC SUMMER GAMES TRY-OUT and TRAINING

Paddlers born 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 interested in joining the Prince George 2024 Team to complete in the Maple Ridge BC Summer Games will focus on the technical skills required to paddle K1/K2 kayaks and C1/C2/C4 canoes, Canoe / Kayak Polo and flatwater slalom.

The club needs an SUP to provide training for this race – if you have an SUP you are willing to donate to the club or loan for out for 6 weeks starting in June – let us know.

INFORMATION:

  • Try-Out Day 2024 May 24th & May 25th at the Pool
  • BC Summer Games July 17-21st in Maple Ridge, BC
  • Paddlers will be transported by BC Games bus, will stay in BC Games accomodations and eat BC Games provided meals.
  • There are two costs to compete in the BC Summer Games:
    • $300 Fee for Training with PGCKC
    • $380 Fee for BC Games participation
  • Parent Volunteers are required as Officials, Parent Supervisors, Safety Boat Drivers, etc
  • Training with the PGCKC will begin in June and end at the start of the BC Summer Games. All training will be done at West Lake.
  • Training dates are based on Volunteer Availability and include some mid-week practices and weekend practices. Contact for further details.
  • If you would like to Volunteer with the club, we can provide basic coaching lessons and other benefits